Answered Prayers On Wings Of E Mail

When Pope John Paul II underwent colon surgery recently, Roman Catholics around the world turned to prayer. But the way they found out that their prayers had been answered was decidedly more secular. On July 20, the Vatican instantly spread word to the faithful on five continents that the Pope's growth was benign by using a computer network installed by GE Information Services Co., the Rockville (Md.)-based unit of General Electric Co.

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